Abu Mosa, PhD


Dr. Abu Saleh Mohammad Mosa is the Director of Research Informatics at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. Dr. Mosa, also, has an affiliate faculty appointment in the MU Informatics Institute and an adjunct appointment in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MU. He is the lead informatician for building the research informatics infrastructure at the MU SOM. Dr. Mosa’s research involves developing the capabilities to implement REDCap, i2b2 (600,000 patients record from the EMR), HealthFacts (a de-identified data set with over 60 million patient records pulled from Cerner clients), SAS 9.4 data analytic server, and secured high performance computing capabilities. He has published more than 16 refereed publications (13 journal articles and 3 full-length conference proceedings) in health/medical informatics. Dr. Mosa is the site-PI for MU’s participation in the Greater Plains Collaborative, which is a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is also currently leading three projects funded by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Roche Molecular Systems. He is a co-investigator on NIH, AHRQ and PCORI funded studies for enterprise-wide large scale electronic data capture and healthcare data management studies.

Academic Information

Associate Professor
Director, Research Informatics
P. 573-882-8349

Research Interests

  • Informatics infrastructure development for clinical research
  • Mining massive and unstructured data
  • Mining clinical data
  • Mobile health (mHealth)
  • Patient reported outcome
  • Patient generated health data
  • Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)
  • Big Data for Patients (BD4P)

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Science in Healthcare
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Electronic Health Record Data
  • Application Development

Education & Training


PhD, University of Missouri
MA, University College Dublin


BS, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Awards & Honors

  • Research Scholarship, National Digital Research Center, Ireland, January 2009 – June 2010
  • Software nominated for the ‘Irish Software Award” (ISA) Student Award, October 2010
  • Best Student Poster Award (2nd Place), Health Informatics Track, Missouri Informatics Symposium’ 2012, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 22-23, 2012
  • Sweden-Bangladesh Travel Grant, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, 2013
  • Mizzou Advantage Staff Development Award to attend the AMIA 2014 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics
  • CEO Award, MU Health Sharing Days, 2016


  • Mosa ASM, Yoo I. A study on PubMed search tag usage pattern: association rule mining of a full-day PubMed query log. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2013;13(January):8. (Highly Accessed)
  • Mosa ASM, Yoo I, Sheets L. A systematic review of healthcare applications for smartphones. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2012;12(July):67. (Highly Accessed)
  • Marinov M, Mosa ASM, Yoo I, Boren SA. Data-mining technologies for diabetes: a systematic review. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2011;5(6):1549–56.
  • Schön B, Mosa ASM, Laefer DF, Bertolotto M. Octree-based indexing for 3D point clouds within an Oracle Spatial DBMS. Computers & Geosciences. 2013;51:430–8.
  • Mosa ASM, Schön B, Bertolotto M, Laefer DF. Evaluating the Benefits of Octree-based Indexing for Lidar Data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 2012;78(9):927–34.
  • Mosa ASM, Yoo I. Association mining of search tags in PubMed search sessions. 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. Bioinforma. Biomed., 2014, pp. 56–61.
  • Mosa ASM, Yoo I, Parker JC. Online Electronic Data Capture and Research Data Repository System for Clinical and Translational Research. Mo. Med. 2015;112(1):46–52.
  • Yoo I, Mosa ASM. Analysis of PubMed User Sessions Using a Full-Day PubMed Query Log: A Comparison of Experienced and Non-experienced PubMed Users. JMIR Med. Informatics. 2015;3:e25.
  • Mosa ASM, Yoo I, Apathy NC, Ko KJ, Parker JC. Secondary Use of Clinical Data to Enable Data-Driven Translational Science with Trustworthy Access Management. Mo Med. 2015;112(6):443-448.
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